Action Alerts

 

Urge Congress To Re-Open Investigation Of NIH!
With a budget of $32 billion, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s largest funder of biomedical research. But the agency continues to fund wasteful and ridiculous animal experiments which have nothing to do with its stated mission “to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.”
Please help reform the broken NIH funding system and end decades of repetitive animal research by asking the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Rep. Cliff Stearns (FL), to re-open the subcommittee’s investigation of the NIH.

Contact Cliff Stearns and ask him to investigate NIH funding

2306 Rayburn House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
phone: 202-225-5744
email contact form

 

 

Tell USDA to deny ALL horse slaughter plant applications
Horse slaughter proponents are taking steps to open horse slaughter plants in the United States. Unless citizens object, horses may soon be commercially slaughtered in our communities for human consumption overseas. There is already a slaughterhouse in New Mexico being considered for government approval to slaughter horses.
According to a national poll conducted in January 2012, 80% of Americans are strongly against horse slaughter. Americans do not raise horses for food or eat horse meat. Horse slaughter will benefit only foreign-owned corporations who profit by catering to overseas specialty markets. These corporations have no regard for the welfare of our nation’s horses or the communities we call home.
Horse slaughter plants are not clean/green enterprises. They are an economic and environmental nightmare: polluting local water supplies, lowering property values and filling the air with a foul stench. Five years after the closure of a horse slaughter plant in Kaufman, Texas, the community is still trying to recover from the damage that the plant caused.

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
phone (202) 720-3631
fax (202) 720-2166
AgSec@usda.gov

 

 

Save Our Bees and the Food We Eat! Ban Bayer’s Chemicals Now!
The EPA must act now to ban the sale of Bayer’s neoniconitoid products. When the bees suffer, we all suffer. We must do everything possible to protect this essential pollinator. Our bees, and the plants that depend on them, can’t wait.

Contact

Lisa P. Jackson
Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460
EPA general number (202) 272-0167
jackson.lisap@epa.gov